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 Post Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 9:01 pm 
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The larger lights (V609 - V618) require a minimum of 10.2 volts for 100% brightness.
So a 12 volt battery is required for those lights.

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 Post Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 12:15 am 
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Thanks Kevin - im gonna get a 12V so i dont have to worry about the dimming effect after 2 hours - a 7 amp hour ok?


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 Post Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 9:03 pm 
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TEXASBOARS wrote:
Yeah, the Version 6 BOWHUNTER and PROHUNTER can run as low as 4.5 volt.
So a 6 volt 12 AH battery should work just fine for 5 hours or so?
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mathamtics here--
5 (volts) x 12 (Amp Hours) = 60 watt hours.. That's 6.6 hours of run time per the math.
You should get 4.5 or 5 hours minimum till that battery gets down to 4.5 volts.

Yeah the instructions for this light, item 4, calls for a 6V, 12 ah battery which is what i'm using. I think the problem is i'm using it in the woods, and the trees/bushes knock a lot of the light off, but i can definitely see it beginning to dim after 2 hours. I'm sure it would do much better in an open area. OK if I use a 12V 7 ah battery on it? Think that would extend the time before it dims, usually 3 hours is about what I hunt anyway. Used it in a new area last nite for the first time and had a hog come in but the joker smelled me & ran before I got a shot. Oh well, lol, that's the danger of close range huntng.


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 Post Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 3:59 am 
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Thanks Kevin - im gonna get a 12V so i dont have to worry about the dimming effect after 2 hours - a 7 amp hour ok?


Another possibility is that it could be your battery. Sometimes batteries can be bad, not hold a charge very well. The extra amp hours are important. Kevin and I talked about your situation. And, one thing we discussed is the light I use is actually more powerful than yours. Which is something I overlooked in my original assessment. So, you might try a new 6v 12ah better first to eliminate a bad battery as the problem with your run time.

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 Post Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 8:04 am 
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Yeah I think that may be a real possibility because it seems everytime i use it, it goes down quicker - may not be holding a charge! Im not good with these things lol so i will have it tested to see if its a bad battery. I hope it is so i can get a refund & use the $ on a 12V lol - appreciate the advice


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 Post Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 12:08 pm 
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I think that the 6V, 12 Ah battery that I have been using is not holding its charge, and I will return it to the store. Just got a 12V, 7Ah battery so will see how it does. It should be OK - I just wanna shoot a hog, lol.


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 Post Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 8:23 am 
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I think the 12v will be better. 7ah is the minimum I use. In fact now, I run 2 on power supplies from 120v AC. I hunt off the back deck in comfort.


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 Post Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 9:09 pm 
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Went to hunt tonite & light worked 2 minutes off new 12V battery & quit. Now won't work off the 6V either. Tryin to figure out what's wrong.


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Did you cross the positive and negative sides? Get with Kevin, and let him know what happened. I'm sure he'll get you fixed up.

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 Post Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 9:44 pm 
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Didnt cross em. Tryin to message him but it wont let me so dunno. He will probably eventually see this & tell me what to do. Gonna put nite scope back on rifle finally got hogs comin in all 3 places!!!


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 Post Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 8:49 am 
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Call Kevin, he stands behind his product.


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 Post Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 5:34 pm 
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I did - he walked me thru the testing process & is sending new LED Driver tomorrow - thank you Kevin for standing behind your products and for being so prompt!


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 Post Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:10 pm 
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I'm glad to do it :thumbup:
Also, the products are protected against reverse polarity. So, if the connections to the battery are accidentally reversed it won't harm anything.

If any customer has a problem with a product i would strongly encourage them to contact me at their convenience. I'll do everything I can to assist customers with their problem or arrange to have the product returned.
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TEXASBOARS wrote:
I'm glad to do it :thumbup:
Also, the products are protected against reverse polarity. So, if the connections to the battery are accidentally reversed it won't harm anything.


Thank goodness! Cause I reverse mine sometimes, and the light doesn't come on until I get it right. :crazy: The first time I did it I thought Oh CRAP I fubarred the light!! It was almost the same feeling I had when the wind blew it off the Texas City Dike!! And Patrick rescued it. :clap: :clap:

Kevins lights are pretty dang tough. :thumbup:

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 Post Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 12:30 am 
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Amen! Kevin was most helpful and had an earnest interest in getting this light fixed! I don't find that level of cooperation and concern in many places in these days and times. Right now I hunt in the woods and only need a minimal distance light, and this one covers the bases well in that regard. However, if I find a more open place to hunt where a more far reaching light is needed, I will buy one of his in a heartbeat!


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